PLANNING | Stylish And Simple Backyard Ceremony Ideas

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One of the main dilemmas in the wedding world is the idea that you can’t have a fantastic wedding ceremony wedding while staying away from the meringue-like bride dress and the luxurious hotel venue. For most brides, a wedding is synonymous with expenses, high-class venues and naturally a classy and costly dress. But what if this isn’t your kind of wedding? What if you want to enjoy the moment without breaking the bank? What if you are a nature-loving bride? Don’t panic; this little guide is designed for the girl who dreams of a relaxed backyard wedding surrounded by her friends and family. It’s the proof that it doesn’t have to cost an arm to be a beautiful and unforgettable ceremony.

The Right Shoes: You’ll Be On Your Feet All Day

There are brides who love the idea to be perched on high heels all day. And there are brides who want to be pretty and comfortable, and who would like to swap high heels for a pair of cute flats. For instance, for a rustic farmhouse wedding, you can stick to a pair of cute ballerina shoes, for maximum comfort and also because it’s best for your ceremony style. Or why not pick a pair of red flats like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz? It’s a splash of color in your wedding costume!

As you’ll be on your legs all day,  you may want to prepare in advance so that your legs don’t feel tired and heavy. Wearing flats or medium heels is a good way to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on your feet. But remember to walk regularly too, such as taking a stroll among ceremony guests, to keep your legs active and light.

The Countryside Fashion To Turn Into A Pretty Flower

When you choose a backyard ceremony, you are free to be more creative about the bridal dress. For instance, you can even pick a flowery outfit, such as this maxi skirt outfit by Joyfully Styled, which can be easily dressed up for the ceremony without being too overdressed. Indeed, backyard means that you can’t pick a long and white dress without risking to ruin it outside. Short and countryside versions are fine. Our suggestion? Embrace the maxi flower print trend and disguise yourself as a flower in the garden. It’s the best way to keep the ceremony relaxed and yet romantic and stylish at the same time.  

The Romantic Hairstyle That Says I Do

You have carte blanche to play the cute countryside girl with a simple but romantic hairstyle. If you’ve got long hair, go for a messy braid. A great favorite is the Danish braid style, which can take all hair from the top of your head, or which can be a side braid to hold your hair loose. If you can, add flowers into your braid, or for an extra stylish accent, add a bright ribbon to tie your hair together. If you’ve got short hair, a small side braid can do the trick, or a simple crown of flowers will reveal you like the natural princess you are. As a general rule of the thumb, a backyard ceremony gives you the excuse to turn into a forest fairy. Don’t overdo it, though, for the line between cute and overkill is thin.

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Coordinating Clothes: Yes Or No?

Most couples worry about coordinating their clothes. For some, it’s about achieving an aesthetically pleasing appearance for the entire ceremony. For others, coordinating clothes puts their styles at risk. It’s a tricky problem, especially if you want to keep your outfit secret to surprise your partner on your big day. But there are different ways to think about it. In South Korea, for example, matching outfits is a way of showing that your couple is strong and in love. Maybe this is how you should think about your wedding styles, as an element of your love ceremony. One of the easiest ways to present your couple as a coordinated item without destroying your personal choices if to agree on a specific color scheme.

The Countryside Makeup Style

What makeup is best suited for a backyard ceremony? Your choice of makeup is dictated by the weather and the clothes you’ll be wearing, but also by your level of makeup comfort. For example, if it’s a dry day and you are happy to wear something out of the ordinary, you could add genuine flowers to your makeup theme, by contouring your eyes with petals or using a bright colored mascara. But if you prefer a natural appearance, this will work just as well for the ceremony in nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.

About Shafonne Myers {Editor-in-Chief}

Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.